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Jos Buttler takes off towel while celebrating Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2017 title win

Jos Buttler set a new bar of ecstatic celebrations as his side Mumbai Indians lifted the IPL 2017 title

ipl 2017 Updated: May 22, 2017 19:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Jos Buttler couldn’t control his excitement as Mumbai Indians clinched the IPL 2017 title.(BCCI)

A little over a decade back, former India captain Sourav Ganguly had taken off his jersey after winning the Natwest Trophy in a nail-biting finish; something that’s gone on to become an iconic celebratory move since.

However, on Sunday, Jos Buttler perhaps set a new bar of ecstatic celebrations as his side Mumbai Indians lifted the Indian Premier League title.

Four runs were required off the last ball and with the hard-hitting Daniel Christian facing Mitchell Johnson for the last delivery; everyone knew all three results were possible.

Christian swung his bat hard but could only take two before Washington Sundar, his partner at the other end, was run-out while going for the third run that was never on.

Buttler, who had to return midway from the tournament, was confined to witness the game only on television and uploaded an Instagram video of the final moments of the game.

Wearing a towel as Johnson comes in to bowl, the English wicket-keeper batsman first gets up on his bed and then starts shouting “throw it, throw it”, in reference to Jagadeesha Suchith, the substitute fielder who threw the ball at the keeper’s end for Parthiv to complete the run-out.

Dancing around with the towel in his hand, Buttler was thrilled to find his team lift the title and later also posted a picture wearing the team’s jersey and a champagne bottle in his hand. Buttler had played 10 matches for the winners and scored 272 runs at a strike rate of 153.67.

First Published: May 22, 2017 15:28 IST